Sexual Mimicry In Hyenas

@article{Muller2002SexualMI,
  title={Sexual Mimicry In Hyenas},
  author={Martin N. Muller and Richard W. Wrangham},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={77},
  pages={3 - 16}
}
Genital masculinization in female spotted hyenas has been widely explained as an incidental consequence of high androgen levels. High androgen levels, in turn, were supposed to be favored because they led to adaptive aggressive behavior. Incidental androgenization is no longer a tenable hypothesis, however, because genital masculinization has been shown to proceed in the absence of androgenic steroids. Thus, an alternative hypothesis is required. The genitals of spotted hyena females are not… 
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